This is the weeding time for prairies, especially for second-year prairies. The first season, newly seeded prairies are usually mowed to keep the weeds down and let the newly germinated seedlings get sun. The second year we let things go. But that is when many weeds come up with the prairie. Our goal is to do what we can to keep these weeds from seeding out.
In terms of weeds, the ones I photographed in the prairie below (which came in very well) are the usual suspects of this part of Minnesota. These photos were taken this past week, the week of July 1, 2018.